July 20th, 2012
04:51 AM ET

Police: 12 killed, 38 injured in shooting at Colo. movie theater

A heavily armed gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded 38 more during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

Earlier, police said 14 had been killed.

Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified, though Fania said he was believed to be in his early 20s.

"He did not resist. He did not put up a fight," Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.

 

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  1. datomo

    This is the traditional culture of USA. No big deal !

    July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. ANGELA

    lets blame Iran and Hezbollah for this

    July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Zack

      Coming from someone who just came back from a midnight showing I have to say this is terrifying. I'm unsure as to how some of you are making jokes. People like you just need a swift clock to the face. Everyone is sooo quick to make jokes online now without having to deal with consequences. Most of us, at times myself included, would NEVER say these things in person. Get over your online alter-egos. Prayers go out to everyone affected tonight.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. BerryPerry

    Is it really safe anywhere? Too many different cultures living under the same roof. Can't work.....won't work. A country cannot survive when you have so many religions and beliefs. Goodbye Beautiful America.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba Rydel

      Tell it to the American and Mexican Indians and Mestizos. Get out and give them their land back. One nation under God....in your dreams.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
    • J. Ota Kte

      Really? You think 'Beautiful' America is going away. 'Beautiful' America was gone when the illegal immigrants came and infested the shores of Indigenous America. Yes, I'm talking about 'Pilgrims' & the rest of the 'Europeans'... It's been a lost cause ever since.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Chuck Heston

    does this mean nra convention is off?

    July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. MUSLIMS

    Our government warned Americans of attacks on us in other countries but failed to warn Americans of attacks here.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. get off my case

    reports say at least 10 dead..39 wounded, some critical

    July 20, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. John

    Must have been at a Batman screening. Not a pleasant footnote is this one going to be

    July 20, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. Randy Johnson

    Remember folks its not guns that kill people – its people that kill people – (don't ya just want to vomit evertime you hear that phrase)! Oh well I'm sure the NRA will come up with some excuse.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba Rydel

      If a legal gun owner had a gun, they could've stopped this middle eastener.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • MUSLIMS

      it makes me sick when I hear Islam is a peaceful religion

      July 20, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bang Yer Shot

    I went to see The Dark Knight Rises and all I got was this bloody t-shirt

    July 20, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bruce

    Apparently someone didn't want to wait in line to see the new Batman movie.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Teresa

    What the hell you mean 'ghetto'?what are saying?define ghetto shootings are happening everywhere what about the school shootings a few years ago was that in the GHETTO?NO!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. Travis

    10 people dead 20 injured one shooter caught gun recovered and an explosive device recovered.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba Rydel

      Thanks Einstein. I can read the news as well.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bang Yer Shot

    Ghetto dwellers and movies don't mix.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Luek

    Did the two Columbine maniacs escape from hell? If it wasn't them then it was two nerds doing it as a joke.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. melora

    Some news outlets are calling it an act of Domestic Terrorism. So that could mean two Right Wing nutjobs

    July 20, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
    • marvel

      I hope upon all hope this was nota Limbaugh incited! The 'Bane" conspiracy crap.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
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